Category Archives: Blues

Stay on the Gospel Side

We’ll be taking a bit of a traditional free form exploration of gospel, blues, soul, and country, pairing up The Blind Boys of Alabama with James Carr and Bobby “Blue” Bland for a soul stew of the day. The fun doesn’t stop there; in face, it just gets started and we’ll be reaching into the dusty country bins for some Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. And new sounds: a benefit piece, a cover of Tom Petty’s For Real performed by Willie Nelson and the Family…right alongside a new track from The James Hunter Six. Friday evenings on KWTF pushes the roots envelope every week. Join Dave Stroud at 9 Pacific.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Blind Boys of Alabama Stay On the Gospel Side Almost Home Amazon
3The Norman Luboff Choir Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
4Big Bill Broonzy Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
5Ryan Bingham Nobody Knows My Trouble Fear And Saturday Amazon
6Elvis Presley Swing Down, Sweet Chariot Elvis Double Features: Live a Little, Love a Little + Charro! + The Trouble with Girls + Change of Habit Amazon
7Bobby 'Blue' Bland Turn On Your Love Light Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
8James Carr These Ain't Raindrops The Essential James Carr Amazon
9Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir I Shall Wear A Crown Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II Amazon
10Big Al Downing The Story Of My Life Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
11The Bobby Fuller Four Never To Be Forgotten The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
12Los Super Seven Let Her Dance (ft. Joe Ely) Heard It On The X Amazon
13Buddy Holly Rock Me Baby Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
14John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
15Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Micah Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison & Amos Lee For Real For Real – Single Amazon
16Maria Muldaur Moonlight Heart of Mine Amazon
17The Everly Brothers Devoted To You Singles 1955-1959 Amazon
18The 5 Royales Dedicated To The One I Love Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best Of The Second Series Amazon
19Wilson Pickett Three-Time Loser A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Showmen The Wrong Girl Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
21The James Hunter Six I Can Change Your Mind Nick of Time Amazon
22The Sons Of The Pioneers Wagon Wheels Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
23Roy Rogers Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
24Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers Rock Me Roll Me Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Amazon
25Chuck Wagon & the Wheels Play That Country Music Cowboy Off the Top Rope Amazon
26Buck Owens Hello Trouble Buck 'Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
27Joe Ely Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown Honky Tonk Masquerade Amazon
28Ernest Tubb That Wild and Wicked Look in Your Eyes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
29Frankie Miller Lookin4 Around Downtown Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
30Buddy Miller Does My Ring Burn Your Finger Cruel Moon Amazon
31The Staple Singers Do You Know Him Hammer and Nails Amazon
32Freddie King Yonder Wall King Of The Blues Amazon
33Howlin' Wolf Oh! Red Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
34Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
35Waring's Pennsylvanians Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon

Rock Island to James Alley

From the rail yard to back alleys of the urban south to St. James Infirmary, we explore that short life of trouble blending populist, folk, blues, and songs of the west. And we’ll hear contrasting sounds of new and old; stories of Gypsy Davie, Black Jack David, and hard gospel truths from the likes of Josh White, The Meat Purveyors, The Carters, Merrill Moore and Blind Willie Johnson. Deeper Roots’ first show of 2020 will inject the clarity of folk blues with traditional songs performed by contemporary artists alongside early century classics. Tune in every Friday morning at 9 on KOWS Community Radio for Deeper Roots. Streaming at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Rock Island Line His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
3Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Rock Island Line A Long Way from Home Amazon
4Merrill Moore Rock Island Line Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon
5Richard Rabbitt Brown James Alley Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs Amazon
6Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands James Alley Blues (Featuring Aoife O'Donovan) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
7Bob Dylan Black Jack Davey Good As I Been To You Amazon
8Ray Rhodes Black Jack Davy (Child 200) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads Amazon
9The Carter Family Black Jack David Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
10Woody Guthrie Gypsy Davy Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
11Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
12Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men A Short Life of Trouble Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
13Buell Kazee A Short Life Of Trouble The Rose Grew Round The Briar Amazon
14Clarence Ashley Little Sadie A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
15Bob Dylan Little Sadie Self Portrait Amazon
16The Meat Purveyors John Hardy The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
17The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
18Blind Joe Taggart Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
19Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
20Paul Thorn Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
21Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
22Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2B: Social Music Amazon
23Irma Thomas Another Man Done Gone After the Rain Amazon
24Carolina Chocolate Drops Another Man Done Gone Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
25Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Vol. 4 (1939-1943) Amazon
28The Blind Boys Of Alabama Old Blind Barnabas Atom Bomb Amazon
29Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary The Bright Mississippi Amazon
30Josh White St. James Infirmary (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
31Betty Boop St. James Infirmary Blues Betty Boop Amazon
32Merle Travis Over In Gloryland Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter Sam Bass Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon

The Year 1952

A good year…if I do say so myself. We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1952…in pop, country, and R&B. The music that year featured sounds that portended the birth of rock ‘n roll, the blossoming of the Golden Age of Country, and the droll mainstream charts couldn’t have been more ripe for steamrolling.  Webb Pierce and Hank Williams dominated the country charts while the white bread pop charts found Al Martino, Johnny Ray, and Rosemary Clooney. But it was the R&B charts that mirrored the emerging energy of swing, rhythm and blues, and rock with the likes of The Clovers, Ruth Brown, and The Five Royales.  The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 269.86. Tune in for the countdown. 67 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

Blues is a Woman

This week’s show dedicates two hours to the incredible blues women of the past century. We’ll be going deep, featuring tracks from the great early century trailblazers:  Mamie Smith, Trixie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, and others. Plus, we’ll hear from Ruthie Foster, Big Mama Thornton, Dinah Washington, and Varetta Dillard; all of this being the background to to last Saturday evening’s Blues is a Woman performance at the Raven Theater in downtown Healdsburg. Our special guest on the show will be Pamela Rose, performer, author, and vocalist, who has toured nationally with her critically acclaimed show Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era. Pamela is part of the San Francisco ensemble Blues is a Woman along with Pat Wilder, Ruth Davies, Kristen Strom, Shani Johnson, Jennifer Jolly, and music director/pianist/vocalist Tammy Hall. Dave Stroud will be talking the ‘pearls’ of the blues with Pamela in a prerecorded interview. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ma Rainey Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Amazon
3Ma Rainey with Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Black Eye Blues Southern Country Blues: Down In Boogie Alley [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
5Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Looking The World Over [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
7Ida Cox with Coleman Hawkins Quintet Wild Women Don't Have the Blues Oxford American Music Issue – Visions of the Blues Amazon
8Ida Cox One Hour Mama I Can't Quit My Man Amazon
9Bonnie Raitt Love Me Like A Man Bonnie Raitt: Opus Collection Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
11Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
12Sippie Wallace Up the Country Blues Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925) Amazon
13Victoria Spivey Murder In The First Degree Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
14Alberta Hunter Remember My Name Remember My Name (Original Soundtrack Recording) Amazon
15Big Mama Thornton Ball And Chain Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
16Varetta Dillard See See Rider Blues Got You On My Mind Amazon
17Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
18Trixie Smith Freight Train Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon
19Clementine Smith Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 14 Amazon
20Mamie Smith Crazy Blues Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
21Bessie Smith Lock And Key Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
22Pamela Rose Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (feat. Daria Johnson) Blues Is a Woman (Original Cast Recording) Amazon
23Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield The Essential Etta James [Disc 2] Amazon
24Ruth Brown (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
25Dinah Washington Blow Top Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon

Party at the House

November kicks off with a party at our house. Some rare R&B nuggets, some classic old time country and honky-tonk, and a little bit of the New Orleans and house party themes to kick off the morning here on Deeper Roots. House parties, rent parties, and dance hall jamborees are celebrated by Bob Wills, Babs Gonzales, Little Esther, Jackie Brenston, and Dale Watson. We’ll also hear from Willie, T-Bone, and Merle on a Friday morning show that brings a little bit of light into the Sonoma County after weeks of trepidation from the fires. Please join Dave Stroud broadcasting live from downtown Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound Jebidiah Moonshine's Friday Night Shack Party Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
3Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
4Babs Gonzales House Rent Party Cool WhalinDon Gibson Give Myself A Party Fifty Years Of Hits (Vol. 3) Amazon
5Jesse Allen Let's Party Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Hamptones Turkey Hop Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
7The Treniers Go, Go, Go Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
8The Four Jacks The Last of the Good Rocking Men Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
9Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
10The Wild Magnolias Party Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
11Marcia Ball The Party's Still Going On Roadside Attractions Amazon
12Jackie Brentson Starvation Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
13Yvonne Baker & The Sensations Party Across The Hall Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
14Little Esther Ring-A-Ding-Doo Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
15Sam Cooke Having a Party Greatest Hits Amazon
16Tammi Terrell Two Can Have A Party Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
17The Enchanters I Paid For The Party Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Quinn Golden Party On the Weekend On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19T-Bone Walker Party Girl The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway The Party's At Our House Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
21Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
22Merle Haggard/Ray Price/Willie Nelson Goin' Away Party Last of the Breed Disc 2 Amazon
23Willie Nelson The Party's Over ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
24Dale Watson The Party's Over Live Deluxe…Plus CD1 Amazon
25Dale Watson Pity Party I Hate These Songs Amazon
26The Cadillacs Party for Two For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
27Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Party at My House Mean Case of the Blues Amazon
28Babs Gonzales Babs' Celebrity Party Cool WhalinKing Biscuit And The Ronnie Hawkins Band Hoodoo Party Blues Anthology: Screamin' The Blues Amazon
29Fats Domino What a Party My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
30Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew Talk About A Party Stompin' 1 Amazon
31Shep & the Limelites Party for Two Daddy's Home to Stay Amazon

Swing on a Star

We’ve got an eclectic collection of sounds today as we take on yet another free form collection of soul, folk, doo wop, R&B, country, blues, and Americana on Deeper Roots. Listen in as we spend time with Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Etta James, Tom Waits, The Harlan County Four, and Buck Owens. The show features mini-themes of Sonoma County, Bakersfield, and birthdays….nothing too political, nothing to lovey dovey…just a collection of fun sounds from some recent Americana talents and some legends, all for you, all on KOWS Community Radio this week, streaming to the world on www.freespeechnobull.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
3Gillian Welch Elvis Presley Blues Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
4Elvis Presley A Thing Called Love He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 2 Amazon
5The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) #1 Love Songs Of The '70s Amazon
6Marvin Gaye Pride and Joy 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
7Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto In The Basement (Part 1) (with Etta James) Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
8Rufus Brown Keep A Knockin' Stompin' 6 Amazon
9Billy Ward & The Dominoes Tootsie Roll (03-02-54) 1953-1954 Amazon
10Al Jolson Toot, Toot, Tootsie The Best Of The Decca Years Amazon
11Sam Cooke Only Sixteen Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12The Orlons Happy Birthday, Mr. 21 The Orlons Down Memory Lane Amazon
13Phil Lawrence Samba de Sonoma Mandolin Heaven Amazon
14Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
15Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Occidental Woman Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
16Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Bohemian Highway Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
17Eric Lindell West County Drifter Cazadero Amazon
18Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
19Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
20The Harlan County Four Atomic Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
22John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
23Willie Nelson;Sheryl Crow;Lukas Nelson Come On Up To The House Heroes Amazon
24Tom Waits Georgia Lee Mule Variations Amazon
25Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
26Don Rich & The Buckaroos Hello California Guitar Pickin' Man Amazon
27Buck Owens Streets Of Bakersfield Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
28Bill Kirchen Hounds Of The Bakersfield Transatlanticana Amazon
29Merle Haggard Mama Tried Okie From Muskogee Amazon
30Dave Alvin/Los Straitjackets California Sun Sing Along With Amazon
31Greg Brown Pledging My Time A Nod To Bob: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday Amazon

Deeper Memphis Minnie

Well, it’s about time. For being one of the premier blues women of the 20th century, we’ve been remiss in our coverage here on Deeper Roots. You can, however, check out our blog post Memphis Minnie on the Ice Box to prepare you for the music we’ve got for you this coming Friday.  Not only will we share some classic tunes from Minnie and Kansas City Joe McCoy but we’ll be pairing much of them with contemporary covers including some special ones: the Alabama Shakes, Maria Muldaur, Precious Bryant, and Eilen Jewell (just to name a few). The article mentioned above is a well worn first hand observation of a Memphis Minnie performance published in the Chicago Defender in 1942, written by Langston Hughes. We’ve got enough to fill the room…and the airwaves, this coming Friday morning so here’s hoping you can drop in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Memphis Minnie Pig Meat On The Line [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
3Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
4Memphis Minnie Killer Diller Blues [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
5Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Steve James Crazy Cryin' Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Crazy Cryin' Blues Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
8Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
9Rory Block When You Love Me ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
10Eilen Jewell Nothing In Rambling Down Hearted Blues Amazon
11Precious Bryant Black Rat Swing Fool Me Good Amazon
12Precious Bryant My Chauffeur The Truth Amazon
13Maria Muldaur, Del Rey Lookin' The World Over ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
14Clifton Chenier Me And My Chauffeur King Of The Bayous Amazon
15Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Roly Salley Me And My Chauffeur Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
16Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
18Phoebe Snow, David Bromberg In My Girlish Days ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
19Doug Quattlebaum You Is One Black Rat The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
20Lucinda Williams Nothing In Rambling [Live] Passionate Kisses [EP] Amazon
21Memphis Minnie with Little Joe & His Band Me and My Chauffeur Blues Electric BluesPart 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
22Johnny Shines Bumble Bee Blues Traditional Delta Blues Amazon
23Whispering Smith Looking the World Over Swamp Blues Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
26Memphis Minnie If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
27Memphis Minnie Ice Man (Come On Up) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
28Maria Muldaur I'm Goin' Back Home Richland Woman Blues Amazon
29Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
30Tampa Red Bumble Bee Blues Guitar Wizards (1926-1935) Amazon
31Ruthie Foster, Steve Freund, Tanya Richardson, Samantha Banks Keep Your Big Mouth Closed ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon

Covered by the Stones

It had to start somewhere. And it did. The music that inspired rock and roll also inspired the countless British Invasion groups that littered the charts beginning in the early-to-mid 60s. Mayall, The Yardbirds, and, of course, The Rolling Stones. The early years of the Stones found them playing covers of some of the great stateside R&B, blues, and soul classics. Our Deeper Roots show today  feasts on the originals (as did Jagger, Richard and company) and brings you the seminal sounds of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a host of others in our tribute to the music that was a fusion of blues, R&B, and soul. Music that made rock and roll the world music phenomenon that it was to become. Tune into Community Radio on Fridays for roots music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bobby Fuller Not Fade Away Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
4Nat King Cole Trio (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
5Muddy Waters I Just Want To Make Love To You The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Jimmy Reed Honest I Do Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed Amazon
7Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee (Single Version) The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
8Chuck Berry Carol Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
10Gene Allison You Can Make It If You Try The Devil's Jukebox Amazon
11Rufus Thomas Walking The Dog Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
12Chuck Berry Around and Around The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
13Jay McShann Confessin' The Blues Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Irma Thomas Time Is On My Side Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
15The Valentinos It's All Over Now Sam Cooke's Sar Records Story 59-65 CD2 Amazon
16The Drifters Under the Boardwalk Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
17Solomon Burke If You Need Me The Very Best Of Sixties Soul Amazon
18Dale Hawkins Susie-Q James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
19Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Coasters Down Home Girl 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 2] Amazon
21Chuck Berry You Can't Catch Me Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
22Bo Diddley Mona 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
23Will Bradley & Ray McKinley Down The Road Apiece (Forget Chuck Berry & The Stones – Original Version!) Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
24Otis Redding Pain In My Heart Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
25Howlin' Wolf Little Red Rooster Great Tomato Blues Package Amazon
26Don Covay Mercy Mercy Summertime Groove Amazon
27Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
28Otis Redding That's How Strong My Love Is Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Sam Cooke Good Times Ain't That Good News Amazon
30Betty Harris Cry To Me Soul From the South Amazon
31Chuck Berry I'm Talking About You The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
32Arthur Alexander You Better Move On The Greatest Hits Amazon
33Muddy Waters Look What You've Done The Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
34Hank Snow I'm Moving On The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
35Slim Harpo Shake Your Hips The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
36Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
37The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon

Too Darn Hot

One way to lounge about in the summer heat is to go directly at it with songs that complement the temperature from different angles (and genres). Tune in Saturday afternoon for a fresh look as Dave sits in for Steady Eddie once more with some rockabilly with Jimmy Simmons and Billy Lee Riley, hot country biscuits from Asleep at the Wheel and Al Dexter, hot soul stew from James Brown and Major Lance, and some humid yet playful pieces from Fats Waller and Lee Press-on & The Nails. We’ll also be taking a drone flight above some Mason-Dixon Line tradition from the very distant past with the Old South Quartette (featuring Polk Miller), and Victoria Spivey and Don Flemons. It’s summer and the heat will be with us for some weeks; too hot to handle? Too darn hot? Too hot for (fill in the blank)? Join this hot little collection in a special fill-in on a Saturday afternoon in Sonoma County. At least it’s a dry heat.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot Music & Moonlight Amazon
3Iris DeMent Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart Infamous Angel Amazon
4Old South Quartette When De Corn Pone's Hot Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
5Al Dexter Hot Foot Shuffle Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
6Lonnie Johnson Hot Fingers Hot Fingers Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel Hot Like That Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Jimmy Simmons Too Hot To Handle 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
9Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets Hot Tamale Pete The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
10Johnny Carroll Hot Rock Classic Rockabilly Amazon
11Billy Lee Riley Red Hot Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
12Lee Press-On & the Nails Hot for Teacher Lee Press-On & the Nails Amazon
13Stephane Grappelli Hot Lips Stephane Grappelli Amazon
14Robert Johnson They're Red Hot The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
15Mississippi John Hurt Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
16Dom Flemons Hot Chicken Prospect Hill Amazon
17Austin Lounge Lizards Hot Tubs of Tears Creatures from the Black Saloon Amazon
18Major Lance Too Hot To Hold The Very Best Of Major Lance Amazon
19James Brown Hot Pants 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
20The Steve Miller Band Hot Chili Number 5 Amazon
21Tommy Douglas Hot Sauce Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
22Jay McShann Hot Biscuits R&B Jukebox Hits 1949 – Vol. 1 Amazon
23Stompy Jones Hot Sause Boss That's Alright Amazon
24Jimmie Lunceford Le Jazz Hot Strictly Lunceford: [Disc 3]: For Dancers Only Amazon
25Fats Waller Red Hot Dan The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 3] Amazon
26Jimmy Durante Hot Patatta The Great Schnozzle Amazon
27Victoria Spivey I'm A Red Hot Mama Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
28Memphis Minnie Hot Stuff – Take 2 Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
29Julie London Hot Toddy Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18: Bottoms Up Amazon
30George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Hot Barbecue George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald The Hot Canary The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
32Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon

Fat Daddy

“…crazy ’bout that woman ’cause Caldonia is her name”. Tune in for a mix of sounds coming from the free form archives, celebrating a century of America’s music as is the habit each Friday morning at 9 on Sonoma County Community Radio. We’ll be exploring the Cherry Red Blues, Evil Gal Blues, and Louis Jordan’s jump piece Caldonia as part of our show today. Country sounds feature two Georges: Strait and Jones, soul sounds from The Miracles and Arthur Alexander, rhythm & blues from the ladies including Varetta Dillard, Etta James, and Albinia Jones, and an oddball opening set that takes us down into some strange and exotic places “Ahbe Casaba” and “Katanga!”

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dinah Washington Fat Daddy Rock 'N' Roll Early Years – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Katanga! Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
4Classie Ballou Classie's Whip Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
5Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers Police Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
6Kip Tyler Shadow Street Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
7Jimmy Rushing Where Were You Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
8Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
9Fats Waller Believe It Beloved Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
10The Three Riffs Cherry In My Lemon And Lime Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
11Big Joe Turner Hollywood Red (Cherry Red Blues) Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Cherry Red Blues Lost Time Amazon
13Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
14Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
15Etta James Tell Mama Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
17The Browns You Can't Grow Peaches On a Cherry Tree Classics 1964-1966 (Warped 6529) Amazon
18Ersel Hickey Bluebirds Over The Mountain Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
19George Strait All My Ex's Live In Texas 50 Number Ones [Disc 1] Amazon
20George Jones Just One More Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
21Ned Miller From A Jack To A King Classic Country Amazon
22Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23The Spinners It's a Shame One of a Kind Love Affair Disc 1 Amazon
24Arthur Alexander Cry Like A Baby The Monument Years Amazon
25Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 2] Amazon
26Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Rock & Roll Never Forgets Night Moves Amazon
27Louis Jordan Caldonia Number Ones Amazon
28Lil Palmore Lil's Caldonia Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Van Morrison Caledonia Swing Keep Me Singing [LP] Amazon
30The Five Stars Where Did Caldonia Go Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
31Huey "Piano" Smith Would You Believe it, I Have a Cold (Doctors) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
32Buddy Emmons/Ray Pennington/Swing Shift Band You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry Swingin' by Request Amazon
33Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters Cry Baby Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
34Full Tilt Boogie Band/Janis Joplin Cry Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
35John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon